In a BBC interview, Catholics for Choice President Jon O’Brien discusses Pope Francis’ recent remarks about women and gay men in the Catholic church.
At World Youth Day in Brazil this year, I set out to get to know the audience Pope Francis would be addressing to find out their views on the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding sexuality, contraception, abortion, and homosexuality.
Many who attend events during the pope’s visit would welcome an announcement that the Vatican will end its opposition to family planning. It might be too much to hope for, but some of us still believe in miracles.
How does paying for a health-saving service like birth control for women become such a threat to Church fathers that they’ve made a major campaign out of it?
I do not believe that people—especially Catholics—in either the Philippines or Ireland want our elected officials to bend a knee to the will of the bishops when it comes to reproductive health.
When “reparative therapy” organization Exodus International folded in mid-June, the group’s president, Alan Chambers, issued an apology to those the organization had hurt. His words seemed tailor-made to illustrate a recent report that likened many of today’s Christians to Pharisees.
Each week’s Moral Monday protest has a theme, and this Monday activists will focus on labor and economic justice. A key factor will no doubt be the economic impact the GOP’s new regressive policies would have on women.
‘Something Better Is Coming’: Alan Chambers Gives His Last Speech to Gay Reparative Therapy Ministry Exodus International
Alan Chambers has been president of Exodus International, a gay reparative therapy ministry, for 12 years. In this speech, which marks a beautiful moment in history for LGBTQ people and Christians in the United States, he apologizes for spreading the message he has spread through Exodus for all these years, and instills hope for a brighter future and reconciliation for and within the church.
The day after Rep. Trent Franks pulled a Todd Akin, senators speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference breathed barely a word about abortion—and not a peep about contraception.